Dean M. Chriss
Full Moon Rising, Comb Ridge, Utah
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The full moon always rises in the last red glow of the setting sun. If you are in the right place when this happens, it is often possible to capture a nice image. In this case we were located near Comb Ridge in southeast Utah. Comb Ridge is an incredible geologic formation known as a monocline, a single fold in the earth's crust. It is a formidable obstacle. The sharp and jagged ridge is between 300 and 900 feet high and stretches about 120 miles in length, but is only about a mile wide. This image shows only a small section of the crest with the full moon rising behind it.